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THREE LITTLE PRINCESSES is now available at amazon.com.
"Three little princesses, all in a line,
Woke up one morning, feeling just fine."
Come along with these playful princesses as they enjoy a busy day swimming, climbing, swinging, dancing, and more. Full of colorful illustrations and singsong rhymes, this picture book is sure to delight your own little princess. Ages 2-7
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November 25 is the birthday of one of the most popular children's authors of all time, Marc Brown, author of the Arthur series. Brown has won multiple awards, including Children's Choice Awards and Library of Congress Book of the Year. He has also won an Emmy and a Peabody award for his work on the Arthur's World TV show on public television.
Brown was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1946. After attending the Cleveland Institute of Art, he illustrated a number of books for Houghton and Mifflin Publishing before writing his own stories.
Arthur was created one night as a bedtime story for Brown's son, Tolon, who wanted a story about an unusual animal. Brown thought of an aardvark, and the rest is history. Brown often uses his personal experiences from grade school to develop his stories. He bases many of his characters on actual people, including his grandma, Thora.
Brown has three children and lives in Hingham, Massachusettes with his wife, Laurie.
Click to visit Marc Brown on Goodreads.
To celebrate Halloween, I've decided to have a Goodreads Giveaway. Enter to win a paperback copy of the middle-grade fantasy-adventure THE REMEDY.
I've just discovered author Heather Gudenkauf, and what a find! This week I finished reading her powerful story about a teen pregnancy in THESE THINGS HIDDEN. The book follows the lives of four women, each one linked to the other in some mysterious way. Gudenkauf delves into their pasts and wanders through their futures in this fast moving story. The ending is an explosion of actions and emotions. I'll definitely be checking out some of Heather Gudenkauf's other novels!
Click here to read the full description of THESE THINGS HIDDEN on Goodreads.
"The deal is the deal."
The Six of Crows is such a great read in so many ways I don't know where to begin. Sure it's a great adventure. Sure it is packed with action. Sure it's heroes are a bunch of misfit kids that accomplish amazing things. But The Six of Crows goes beyond all that.
Bardugo writes wonderfully. No hinky descriptions like "his eyes were blue". The world building is so good, that you can taste what it is like to live in Ketterdam. And Bardugo hashes out everything about her characters. I feel like I know all of them better than I know my own siblings!
Move this book to the top of your TBR pile!
I just got back from a little adventure in the mid-western Quad Cities - Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, and Bettendorf. The great Mississippi River divides these cities between the states of Iowa and Illinois.
I visited a gorgeous botanical garden. which turned out to be a great Pokemon area. :-) I worked my way through a hands-on science museum with a special King Tut exhibition. And I took a peaceful walk along the Mississippi river front, checking out the barges and Great Blue Herons.
While I was there, I picked up a copy of Heather Gudenkauf's "These Things Hidden". My daughter enjoyed it so much that she read it in one day so I'm looking forward to the read!
One Grain of Rice a Mathematical Folktale by author/illustrator Demi, is the perfect book to share with a child who is beginning to learn the power of multiplication.
This timeless story tells how a local Indian girl outsmarts a greedy Raja in order to return rice grains to a starving village. The bright illustrations, done in the traditional style of Indian paintings, are the perfect compliment to the story. This book is a fun way to help kids visualize how numbers can grow exponentially.
Demi was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 2, 1942. She studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Los Angeles' Immaculate Heart College, and in India at the University of Baroda. She has created over 130 books for children, including biographies, folktales, and board books.
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